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Pope commandeers Bolivian burger bar

Pope commandeers Bolivian burger bar

Sales at a branch of Burger King in Santa Cruz reportedly soared after it was converted into a sacristy for Pope Francis.

The Pope, according to this report, prayed over his chasuble, vestments, personal chair and altar at the restaurant, which had temporararily been put off-limits to punters.

He then went on to perform a mass for hundreds of thousands at Christ the Redeemer Square in the city.

The Burger King branch, close to the square, had been reserved three days before his visit by Team Vatican, and an assistant manager – appropriately named Christian Vaca (a vaca is a cow in Spanish) – was ecstatic.

Business has been hopping since he was here. It’s really a blessing.

Burger King thanked the pontiff  for using its premises as a change-room in a Facebook post shortly after his visit:

Welcome Pope Francis, thank you for choosing the restaurant BK El Cristo as your sacristy. Burger King Bolivia receives you with open arms.

The Pope used his visit to Bolivia to ask for forgiveness for “grave sins” committed by the Roman Catholic Church against native Americans during the so-called “conquest of America”.

Bolivia’s President, Evo Morales – who had earlier given the Pope a controversial “communist crucifix” – was present during the pontiff’s passionate and lengthy speech.

I say this to you with regret: Many grave sins were committed against the native people of America in the name of God.

14 responses to “Pope commandeers Bolivian burger bar”

  1. barriejohn says:

    Silly burgers.

  2. Broga says:

    The Pope has a long list of sins of his church needing forgiveness. I’ve never been to a mass so I don’t know what he does that is so wonderful. Doesn’t it involve eating flesh and drinking blood? What my grandchild would call “yukki.” The RCs seem to be happy with the yukkiness.

  3. zombiehunter says:

    You want fries with that frank??

  4. .Korgu says:

    Oh … So it’s all ok now then …. Gargantuan conceit.

  5. Cali Ron says:

    First time I heard a Burger King called a “burger bar”. If they actually had a bar serving alcoholic beverages I might go to one again (I swore off burger fast food joints a couple decades ago).

    They should change the name to Burger Pope and sell Blessed Burgers and Frankie Fries. They will be served on Papal plates and of course you’ll need a Sacred Soda to wash it down.

  6. HVillar says:

    Cali Ron, in Portugal McDonalds sells beer. Better than holy burgers.

  7. Broga says:

    What is Frankie’s long term game plan? He makes the right noises sometimes but nothing ever really happens and the Church keeps control of dealing with paedo priests to itself. And dealing with them usually means hiding them away.

  8. Vanity Unfair says:

    Burger King of Kings?

  9. Robster says:

    Frank’s taste testing the new communion menu for his eat Jesus Fast food take away offerings.The current offer, the dry tasteless wafer, the rather boring red and the inane mumbling of the serving staff are considered one of the main reasons for the decline in attendees each Sunday and the burger offer may halt or reduce the decline. The need for variety has been heard by those friendly priestly chefs at the Vatican and change is coming, more fresh beef, less fillet de Jesus. It’s taken a while, good news for the diners.

  10. Cali Ron says:

    Vanity Unfair: Nice!

    HVillar: Portugal just moved up a couple slots on my list of countries to visit! I don’t believe in god, but I believe in fermentation.

    Frankie talks a mean talk, but the church doesn’t seem to walk his walk. He seems to be saying what the catholic minions want to here, but he doesn’t seem to have the power to effect change within the hierarchy that really controls the church’s rein’s. Soothing words for the masses ears, but no relief from the church’s tyranny.

  11. Stephen Mynett says:

    Agree Cali Ron, although whether it is he can’t change things or does not want to I am not always sure. It seems after two openly right-wing despots the Vatican realised it needed a better image so went for a PR Pope.

    Douglas Adams described the job of Galactic President as not the wielding of power but distracting people away from where the power is actually wielded, perhaps Frankie should have called himself Pope Zaphod.

  12. Cali Ron says:

    Trevor Blake: I didn’t see that coming. An ignominious end for a legendary American pop music figure. Jean Kasem was batshit crazy, and that was before the religious delusions.